When Decanting Wine
Wines showing important deposit are better served after being decanted. The deposit is formed during the ageing process of many red wines, especially those with high tannins : Bordeaux best Cabernet Sauvignons for instance. Some young wines also benefit from the aeration that occurs by being decanted, though this can be done easily by swirling the […]Read more
3 unexpected French whites
What about surprising your French colleagues, friends or familly, by serving them some French white wine, whose existence they might probably not know ! The following three villages are famous for their reds, whereas the whites are unknown for a large majority. White Beaujolais Beaujolais region is famous for its reds, light-bodied and fruity style, […]Read more
Tricks for ageing wine
« Time will kill a wine but is also necessary to make it great ! » Therefore, what is happening inside a bottle of wine during a long stay in the darkness of a wine cellar? Interaction between oxygen and wine is key to understand wine ageing. As Benjamin Wallace says in his great book « Billionnaire’s vinegar » : « Simple […]Read more
How to choose wine glasses?
A huge range of wine glasses exist : different shapes and different sizes. They have a major impact in how wine tastes. Therefore, choosing the appropriate glass will enhance your drinking experience. You will find here some advice to help you choose the correct glass. Sparkling wines: They are best served in flute glasses. The long […]Read more
Meaning of Cru on French labels
While reading French Wine labels, you might come across with particular words or notations of major importance. For instance Premier Cru or Grand Cru. So what does Cru mean? In the following video, we explain the meaning of the word “Cru“. This word mostly appears on labels of Burgundy, Alsace or Bordeaux wines. Cheers!Read more
How to choose your wine in a French restaurant
In most French restaurants, the wine list is categorised by French wine regions : the Loire valley, Burgundy, the Rhône valley, Bordeaux etc… Depending on the kind and style of wine you are looking for, knowing the basics of these different regions would be a great help. You will find below a few situations you might come […]Read more
Wines for giants ?
Wines for giants ? Have you ever heard strange words like Jéroboam or Salmanazar ? Well, they are not magical formulae pronounced by some eccentric sommelier. You might have already seen these huge bottles of wine, standing up on the floor of wineries or raised in the air and opened by winners of sport tournaments. These strange words […]Read more